Monday, July 22, 2013

Latin Cross


The Latin Cross is always a reminder of our Lord’s redemption of mankind through His sacrifice for our sins. Although there are many different forms of the Cross, the Latin Cross is the most widely used form among Christians and represents Jesus’ crucifixion.

It was rare for the very early Christians to use the cross as a sign because it reminded of the gruesome way of execution but in a book written in 204 AD by Tertullian (a prolific early Christian author who lived c.160-225 AD) we learn that Christians already made the sign of the cross on their foreheads.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.   
            (1 Corinthians 1:18)



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Das lateinische Kreuz ist immer eine Erinnerung an die Erlösung der Menschheit durch unseren Herrn durch sein Opfer für unsere Sünden. Obwohl es viele verschiedene Formen von Kreuzen gibt ist das lateinische Kreuz die weit verbreitete Form unter den Christen und stellt die Kreuzigung Jesu da.

Es war selten für die sehr frühen Christen das Kreuz als ein Zeichen zu benutzen weil es an die grausame Weise der Tötung erinnert aber in einem Buch von Tertullian in 204 n. Chr. geschrieben (ein überaus produktiver frühchristlichen Autor, der c.160-225 n. Chr. lebte) erfahren wir, dass Christen schon das Zeichen des Kreuzes auf die Stirn machten.

Denn das Wort vom Kreuz ist eine Torheit denen, die verloren werden; uns aber, die wir selig werden, ist's eine Gotteskraft.     (1. Korinther 1:18)



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 And here is the PDF "Latin Cross" for you to download.

Please do not sell the patterns or the ornaments. If you give them as gifts, please always include the explanation of the symbol.
I would love to hear from all who are using my patterns. It would be nice to know that my efforts are not in vain. You find my email address on the pattern if you have any question about it. Happy to help.


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Another one in the:
Chrismons in Lace Series.

This is a design by Brigitte Bellon and can be found in the
Heartland Lace Guild newsletter Pillow Talk #93
A membership form can be found here.


update 02/07/2015:
Brigitte Bellon is incredible generous and allowed me to share her pattern here with you for your own personal use PDF “Latin Cross”



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